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Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson visits York library
9:26am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
TOP children’s author Julia Donaldson met York youngsters as part of a tour of UK libraries As part of her national Children’s Laureate library tour, Julia visited Explore York Library Learning Centre, where she met children from 16 York schools.
The bestselling author of over 150 children’s books including The Gruffalo, What The Ladybird Heard and Zog – is touring libraries in England, Wales and Scotland, from John O’Groats to Lands End, over six weeks.
York was picked from hundreds of applications to be one of only 24 libraries on the English and Welsh leg of the tour.
Julia said: “Libraries are very close to my heart, and so is performance. This tour is my way of bringing the two together, by visiting fantastic libraries all over the country, enjoying children acting and singing, and sharing my own stories with them. I want it to be a huge celebration of libraries and of the benefits they offer to communities and especially to children.”